Julia Child Turns 100 at Radcliffe

The Boston Globe
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Photo by Tony RinaldoPhoto by Tony Rinaldo

Boston Globe interview with Nancy Cott, the director of the Schlesinger Library, in which she shares her vision for the symposium at Radcliffe about Julia Child and her sense that Julia Child "really is a figure in American social history, not only a recipe designer. She’s kind of a force.’

A Julia-worthy Feast

Harvard Gazette
Monday, August 13, 2012
Graphic by Ned Brown, interactive graphic production, and Joseph Sherman, video production/Harvard Staff Graphic by Ned Brown, interactive graphic production, and Joseph Sherman, video production/Harvard Staff

Julia Child, a 6-foot-2 culinary force of nature, used her passion for food, wit, and charm to demystify French cuisine for the American masses. Her memory lives on—vividly—at the Radcliffe Insitute's Schlesinger Library at Harvard. 

Harvard's Cookbooks Speak of Our History

Gloucester Times
Wednesday, August 8, 2012

The Schlesinger Library at the Radcliffe Institute houses 100,000 volumes tracing the history of women in America, including 20,000 cookbooks and cooking related materials. Stars within that collection are the papers of M.F.K. Fisher, the Rombauer Beck team of "Joy of Cooking," and everything Julia Child, from her cookbook collection to television scripts to private letters. 

Alcohol Abuse After Weight Loss Surgery?

Harvard Gazette
Monday, July 30, 2012
Photo by Thomas Earle

A small group of scientists gathered at the Radcliffe Institute to share ideas about a medical mystery: the increasing evidence that some types of weight loss surgery affect not just the stomach, but the brain as well.

Boston’s Lost Island Neighborhood

The Boston Globe
Sunday, July 29, 2012

An in-depth article from The Boston Globe about the impressive harbor neighborhood that never was, featuring Dean Lizabeth Cohen's historical perspective on why it never took shape.


Inside the Quest to Put the World's Libraries Online

The Atlantic
Thursday, July 26, 2012

An article that tells the story of the Digital Public Library of America - where things stand today with this effort to provide public access to millions of materials, and how it began at the Radcliffe Institute.

Peering Into the Exquisite Life of Rare Books

New York Times
Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Not your average summer school.  The New York Times covers Rare Book School, where fellow Michael Suarez (RI '06) is the director.

Fantasy, Fairy Tales, Happy Endings

Harvard Gazette
Monday, July 23, 2012

Harvard Professor and former Radcliffe Institute fellow Maria Tatar led a group of teachers in a summer seminar sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities, “Golden Compasses as Moral Compasses: The Ethics and Aesthetics of Fairy Tales and Fantasy.”

Mushroom Relations

Harvard Gazette
Friday, July 20, 2012
Photo by Jon Chase/Harvard Staff PhotographerPhoto by Jon Chase/Harvard Staff Photographer

Harvard researchers are using one of the most comprehensive fungal “family trees” ever created to unlock evolutionary secrets.

Professor Awarded Fellowship in USA

This is Nottingham
Thursday, July 5, 2012

Nottingham Trent University Professor Carole Perry will start a year-long fellowship to pursue work on the interaction between organisms and materials.